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Shoji Kamoda and Modern Ceramics in Mashiko

Saturday, January 23 – Sunday, April 10, 2016

Period Saturday, January 23 – Sunday, April 10, 2016
Closed Mondays (except for National Holidays / the following Tuesday instead)
Opening Hours January : 9:30 - 16:00 (last admission at 15:30)
February - April : 9:30 - 17:00 (last admission at 16:30)
Admissions Adults 600 (550) yen, Junior High / Elementary School Students 300 (250) yen
*( ) indicates prices for groups of 20 persons or more.
Seniors (over 65years old) 300 yen (Please show proof age.)

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Shoji Kamoda (1933-1983), who made a significant mark on the history of modern ceramics in Japan, moved to Mashiko of Tochigi Prefecture in the late 1950s and developed his style of pottery towards the 1960s. During this period, he created high-quality works that foresaw some of the most representative works of his later years. Moreover, he left a strong impression on his contemporaries as well as the next generation of ceramic artists. In this exhibition, the museum’s collection of works by Shoji Kamoda will be displayed, featuring “Kyokusen Chomon (carved wave pattern)”—one of his signature styles. We will reexamine Kamoda’s works which continue to fascinate many people today. In addition, the exhibit will also focus on works by Kamoda’s contemporaries who came to Mashiko around the same time, such as Hiroshi Seto (1941-1994), Hiroya Hirosaki (1933-2012), and Etsuro Kotaki (1933-1997), showing a total of approximately 60 artworks including some private collections.

Shoji Kamoda
Pot, carved wave pattern 1970
Shoji Kamoda
Vase, carved wave pattern 1970
Shoji Kamoda
Pot, ash glaze c.1966
Shoji Kamoda
Faceted Bottle, stoneware c.1969
Hiroshi Seto
Pot, blue glaze with stripes 1989
Hiroshi Seto
Pot, orange and green overglaze with gold stripes c.1977-79
Hiroya Hirosaki
Vase, ivor-colored porcelain with bird design 2009
Etsuro Kotaki
Vase, line pattern c.1976